Jesus lives beyond the narrow confines of the world. Yet, many people try to put him in a box. And how can we as believers get him out of that box into the world? That is our call.
In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with special guest Diana Butler Bass. They discuss her calling to free Jesus into the world and how we can do this through personal memoir. They discuss the power of sharing our own stories and how it brings Jesus into people's lives in new and refreshing ways. If the stories of Jesus are to thrive in our current culture, we must share our own stories of struggles and faith. Listen in for the full conversation.
Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, popular speaker, inspiring preacher, and one of America’s most trusted commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality.
Diana’s passion is sharing great ideas to change lives and the world—a passion that ranges from informing the public about spiritual trends, challenging conventional narratives about religious practice, entering the fray of social media with spiritual wisdom and smart theology, and writing books to help readers see themselves, their place in history, and God differently.
She holds a doctorate in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of eleven books. Her bylines include The New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN.com, Atlantic.com, USA Today, Huffington Post, Spirituality and Health, Reader's Digest, Christian Century, and Sojourners. She has commented on religion, politics, and culture in the media widely including on CBS, CNN, PBS, NPR, CBC, FOX, Sirius XM, TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and in multiple global news outlets. In the 1990s, she wrote a weekly column on religion and culture for the Santa Barbara News-Press, which was distributed nationally by the New York Times Syndicate.
She and her husband live in Alexandria, Virginia, with their dog and their sometimes-successful backyard garden.